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  • Simon Baker

    Born on July 30, 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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The Mentalist (2008)

Simon Baker as "Patrick Jane"

For years Patrick Jane has served as an independent consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation, earning a reputation for unusual methods and disregard for protocol -- not to mention his former career as a "psychic" -- while using his link with the department to hunt Red John, the serial killer who murdered his wife and daughter. When a scandal causes the dissolution of the CBI team, he goes to Mexico, until tracked down by the FBI and drawn into their fold to help solve crimes once again with his acute powers of observation. With negotiations he secures jobs there for his associates, Theresa Lisbon and Kimball Cho.

Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2009) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Simon Baker in the news

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'I Give It A Year': Rose Byrne, Anna Faris Circle Marriage Romcom

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Mar 6th 2012, 3:29AM

Mar 6th 2012, 3:29AM

'Margin Call' Clip: Demi Moore and Kevin Spacey Meet the Financial Crisis (Moviefone Exclusive)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 12th 2011, 8:40AM

Oct 12th 2011, 8:40AM

Simon Baker and Paul Bettany May Join 'Margin Call'

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Jun 18th 2010, 7:18AM

Jun 18th 2010, 7:18AM

Tribeca Review: The Killer Inside Me

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Apr 28th 2010, 5:31PM

Apr 28th 2010, 5:31PM

IFC Picks Up Controversial Sundance Film 'The Killer Inside Me'

Posted by
Brad McHargue on Feb 1st 2010, 6:55AM

Feb 1st 2010, 6:55AM

Simon Baker Hits the Waves for Aussie Surfing Movie 'Breath'

Posted by
Jane Murphy on Nov 19th 2009, 9:45AM

Nov 19th 2009, 9:45AM

Simon Baker vs. Casey Affleck in 'The Killer Inside Me'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 12th 2009, 3:20PM

May 12th 2009, 3:20PM

Martin Scorsese Does Hitchcock

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Dec 8th 2007, 9:02AM

Dec 8th 2007, 9:02AM

Casting Bites: John Michael Higgins, Simon Baker, and Vince Colosimo

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 26th 2007, 9:02AM

Nov 26th 2007, 9:02AM

Watch Winona Ryder's Sex Scene from 'Sex and Death 101'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 6th 2007, 3:02PM

Nov 6th 2007, 3:02PM

Simon Baker is 'Not Forgotten'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 18th 2007, 12:34PM

Oct 18th 2007, 12:34PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Sex and Death 101

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Sep 24th 2007, 7:02AM

Sep 24th 2007, 7:02AM

WB Digs Smith

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Aug 29th 2006, 3:03PM

Aug 29th 2006, 3:03PM

Sex and Death for Winona

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Jun 2nd 2006, 12:02PM

Jun 2nd 2006, 12:02PM

New On DVD - The Producers, The Ringer, When A Stranger Calls

Posted by
Robert Newton on May 20th 2006, 5:01AM

May 20th 2006, 5:01AM

Review Roundup: Something New, not When a Stranger Calls

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Feb 3rd 2006, 5:03AM

Feb 3rd 2006, 5:03AM

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